Weekly Media Mix: Zabar's Lobsterless Lobster Salad; Banana Peels Purify Water; and Andy Richter Goes Noodling

Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Arthur Bovino
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Health
• A Brazilian researcher claims that banana peels can be used to purify contaminated water. [NPR]

Restaurants
• Sam Sifton gives Boulud Sud a two-star review that reads like a three-star one. [NYT]
• The latest People Report Workforce Index reports the highest restaurant employment rates in five years. [NRN]

Press
• Finance blog, Bundle, rounded up the 25 most expensive restaurants in America. [Bundle]

Entertainment
• Take a first-look at the trailer for Toast, a film based on the memoir of food writer Nigel Slater. [Eater]

Technology
• Tune-in to cooking classes on Google+. [NYT]

Industry
• Budweiser forces an Argentine wine company to change their name from "Budini to "Bodini." [HuffPo]

Politics
• President Obama treated winners of an essay contest to lunch this week at Ted's Bulletin. [TMZ]

Shame of the Week
• It appears that the lobster salad that Zabar's has been selling for 15 years contains no lobster at all. [NYT]

Video
• The hosts of Animal Planet's Hillbilly Handfishin teach Andy Richter how to "noodle." [Conan]

The Daily Byte is a regular column dedicated to covering interesting food news and trends across the country. Click here for previous columns. 

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